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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. David Bickel
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Courage amidst tragedy: Marines react, save lives

Posted  October 13, 2017

Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 helicopter mechanics, assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care following the mass casualty attack in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 1. 

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tannenbaum
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Nellis holds vigil following Vegas shooting

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tannenbaum Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, listens to the chaplain during a vigil at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 2, 2017. Nellis, like all of Las Vegas, was deeply saddened and affected by the Las Vegas shooting…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
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Vegas Strong: Human Performance Team supports community

Posted  October 13, 2017

Hours after the Las Vegas tragedy, member of Creech’s Human Performance Team and Nellis Air Force Base trauma teams made themselves available to Airmen and their families.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbuam
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Airmen evacuate attendees during Las Vegas shooting

Posted  October 13, 2017

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1. Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
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Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted  October 13, 2017

“On Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:08 p.m., I was asleep in my bed like every Sunday before that,” said Maj. Charles Chesnut, a general surgeon assigned to the 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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